8 Reasons to Try Glamping During Your Next Camping Trip

September 15, 2022

8 Reasons to Go Glamping on Your Next Holiday

Why go glamping? The term combines glamourous and camping together, and it offers an upgraded camping experience. Essentials like running water, a mattress and a toilet offer vacationers peace of mind while surrounded by nature. Here are eight reasons to try glamping in preparation for your next trip.

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1. Conveniences of Home

Many travelers want to relax on an outdoorsy holiday and enjoy the conveniences of home. Some Kampgrounds of America locations offer Deluxe Cabins that provide these benefits. You can find full or partial kitchens for cooking delicious food and storing leftovers easily. Cozy beds let you have a comfortable, good night of sleep, and you have your own private bathroom. Some Deluxe Cabins might also offer a TV and limited cable channels for relaxing and watching your favorite shows.

2. Scenic Views in Nature

The wilderness provides stunning scenery. Away from the bustle of cities, a retreat in the outdoors offers an oasis. Whether you are staying somewhere with mountains or near the ocean, glamping allows you to appreciate the beauty of nature. The privacy of a KOA Deluxe Cabin provides the perfect place to take a deep breath and relax. Admire the scenery from your window or the front porch, and enjoy sitting outside with a warm drink and a cozy blanket, watching the sunrise or the sunset.

3. One-Of-A-kind Activities

Attending campground events like movie nights under the stars offers a beautiful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Some themed weekends provide a chance to dress in a fun costume and participate in campground activities. Festivities for fall may include trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and costume contests. View a campground calendar at the KOA location you want to stay to see any planned events during your stay.

4. Affordable Travel Costs

One of the many reasons to go glamping involves saving money. Being able to cook meals at a fire pit, charcoal grill or inside a kitchen reduces food costs. Campground activities offer many sources of entertainment for free instead of going out. Instead of shopping, enjoy going on free hikes in nature. Consider other free or inexpensive adventures such as swimming, fishing, kayaking and more based on offered options at each site. Each KOA Campground provides unique recreation for having fun and making memories.

5. Zero Set-Up Required

Feel relaxed when you arrive on-site without having to lay down a tarp and set up a tent. Glamorous accommodations take care of your essential needs. You already have a place to sleep, eat and use the restroom — whether it is in your Glamping Tent or nearby. Some luxury options might also include linens, dishes and other items you need. These additions allow you to pack less camping gear and make you feel well taken care of throughout your trip. You also have ample storage space, so you can bring your favorite activities to enjoy throughout your stay like books, games and art supplies for the kids.

6. Pet-Friendly Accommodations

Some cabins or glamping options allow you to bring your pets. Check the available accommodations and guidelines for registering a scheduled visit with your furry friend. Bringing your dog could save you time and money since you will not need to arrange a pet sitter or boarding option. Plus, you will be able to make memories with your furry family member, too. Many KOA locations include dog parks or beautiful trails for walks on leashes. Check out the information page or frequently asked questions for your campground for details and rules about bringing your pets.

7. Unique Places to Stay

Staying in a unique place makes traveling more thrilling. Many people choose glamping because sleeping in a luxury tent, cabin or RV feels exciting. Waking up in nature allows for breathtaking views of hills, beaches or other landscapes. You can step outside and embark on a walk in nature only seconds away from your door. Sensory elements of smelling fresh trees and stargazing at night provide a remarkable experience.

8. Allows for Longer Trips

Many campgrounds offer extended stays with everything you need provided. Some campgrounds include laundry facilities. Pack how you would like for any number of days and clean your clothes as needed. On-site facilities such as camp stores offer anything you would need while camping, such as water, snacks, firewood, propane and more. Some KOA locations also offer delivery of your purchased items to your site. With benefits like that, you can feel comfortable vacationing for any duration.

Make a Glamping Reservation Today

Ready for a glamping experience? If so, KOA offers over 500 locations across the United States and Canada for glamping. Various lodging options offer accommodations for trips with friends and family. Enjoy a comfortable stay in the outdoors with everything you need.

Find a KOA near your destination and book your glamping excursion today!

About the Author: Kampgrounds of America

Kampgrounds of America is the largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds in the world, with over 500 locations across the United States and Canada. Founded in Billings, MT in 1962, KOA’s family of campground brands – KOA Journey, KOA Holiday and KOA Resort – today serve more than a million camping families each year. KOA is dedicated to “connecting people to the outdoors and each other” by providing people with a variety of camping experiences and the information they need to make the most of their camping trip. Read more of their camping and travel resources by visiting

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